Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Monday, March 23, 2015

WHY I'VE BEEN MIA TODAY

MADI MOM HERE!!
Madi  has had a tummy issue for about a month and has been to the vet more in the last 3 weeks than all her 13 years. She had been eating and acting fine up until yesterday.  She got a prednisone shot on Wednesday to help calm what the Vet thinks might be a mild case of IBD.  I am hoping the skittish behavior, and other 100% out of character behavior are possibly related to the shot. We are back to the vet at 10 am today.  
Vet UPDATE:   
Madi was a tad dehydrated, got sub fluids
An anti nausea shot and an antibiotic shot which is the shot form of the pills from last week
fyi SHE IS NOT AT ALL EASY TO PILL.  WE HAVE BEEN 
TALKING TO SAMMY AND MOM ABOUT THIS TOO.
When examining her she flinched a little as he felt her intestines.  Which is indication of inflammation. He also said the pred can irritate the pancreas...but the treatment for that is the same as IBD. He expects all of this to make a difference today.  I am to call tomorrow w update at which time we will decide if she needs to take a nausea pill, which he said is basically tasteless and I can crushed on her food.  She is more alert now but sitting in the foyer.  SHE ALSO SANG THE SONG OF HER PEOPLE TWICE ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE VET!!
The below photo was taken after Madi ate her first baby meal in over 24 hours.  
SHE IS SITTING ON HER PLACEMAT I THINK WAITING FOR FOOD!!
SHE IS NOT VERY SUBTLE!!

Feeding should be small amounts several times a day to give her GI tract time to adjust.  I am happy to report the Diva has eaten and would probably love to have MORE but we are taking baby steps!! 

MADI HERE:
MY MOM HAS BEEN 100 % OF A NERVOUS NELLIE AND WORRY WART ALL DAY
SHE DID NOT EAT HER MUCH SUPPER LAST NIGHT OR MUCH BREAKFAST BECAUSE SHE WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT ME AFTER YESTERDAY!!
MY HUMAN SIS TOLD HER SHE BETTER EAT..
MOM MIGHT NEED A FEW POTP AND PURRS AND HUGS SHE HAS BEEN A MESS WORRYING ABOUT ME FOR 3 WEEKS!  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE
BEEN SICK AND SHE KNOWS I AM A LUCKY CAT!!
HUGS MADI AND NERVOUS NELLIE

52 comments:

  1. Oh, Madi, we're sorry you've not been well! We're sending lots of purrs and purrayers to you--and to your mom. If you do have IBD, there's still (we think) a Yahoo group for feline IBD. Lots of good info there, if necessary. Also, slippery elm is a good intestinal soother:

    Slippery Elm Syrup Recipe
    (A good “food herb” tonic to help with vomiting, diarrhea, and other intestinal upsets in cats)

    Put 1/2 cup of COLD water and 1 teaspoon of slippery elm powder (you may have to open the capsules if you don't have it as loose powder) into a small saucepan.
    Whip it up with a small whisk or fork. Bring it to a simmer over a LOW flame, stirring constantly. Do this for about 1 to 2 minutes, continuing to stir. Cool it off and refrigerate. This will keep for about a week.

    The best thing to do is to give to kitty about 1 teaspoon of the syrup about 15-30 minutes or so before meals. Alternatively, you can sprinkle some of the slippery elm powder on the food, but in acute situations (vomiting, nasty diarrhea) giving the syrup BEFORE meals can be much more effective.

    Also, would a probiotic like FortiFlora help?

    Lots of hugs and paws crossed for you!

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  2. Oh no...Madi, I'm so sorry and I can imagine how your momma feels...and I understand that she can't eat when she knows her bestest friends is sick... I hope the meds and the shot will help that you feel better and everything is good at Casa Madi& Mom. I send POTP and 87 hugs to you....
    easy rider

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  3. We hope you are better soon Madi and we send healing vibes and POTP and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Oh Madi...don't be too hard on your Mom. Moms are just nervous Nellies by habit. I have one of those Moms too. BUTT...hurry up and feel better so your Mom will feel better too. We're all sending lots of POTP and a lot of huggies too.

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  5. Oh, Madi I'm sending you my biggest shipment of healing vibes and POTP! Hugs to your Mom too and I don't blame her for being worried and wanting you better right away. I'm sure your dogtor will have you back to yourself soon. Gosh, I'm sorry you have the sickies. Lots of love to you!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

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  6. Madi, tell Mom to let us know sooner and we can pray for you and all of you. I know how she feels, when our babies get sick, our stomach knots up and we can't swallow food.. so glad you are able to eat a little.. hope the time passes soon and you get another tidbit... hugs to both of you

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  7. OOOO Madi and Mom!! Our mom surely understands being worried about our health - butt she always manages to eat ;-) We will cross our paws that you feel better soon. I, Ruby, have symptoms similar to yours off and on. A few anti-nausia meds and some fluids, and I'm good to go. Feel better!!

    -Ruby, Otto and mom

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  8. Madi, we are so sorry you are feeling under the weather. We hope the meds work wonders and you are back to your old self in no time. Our Lady is a worrier too, so we understand. POTP.

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  9. Madi, when One has ALWAYS had EXCELLENT health... as you have... our Moms just FREAK OUT when we don't feel well. Just keep reassuring her... BUTT keeping her on her toes...
    WE are sending you 87 TONS of POTP. GET WELL SOON Madi.... so you can practice your TWERKING... Just sayin.

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  10. Madi we did not know that you have had tummy troubles and had to go see the frankenvet...our mom acts the same way when she is worried and troubled about us. We are sending you all our POTP and love...s.tella rose and momma

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  11. Hari OM
    OMCness I can feel your mom getting antsy from all the way over here Madi... but you know gal, she may have the right to that after all these years! Fuzzy Tales beat me to it with the S/Elm suggestion; easy does it though - as it can initially be a little unsettling itself. I do hope that IBD is indeed the diagnosis, for it is manageable. Sounds like your vet is onto it though. POTP x87 to the power of 10 my dear furriend! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  12. I hope your tummy troubles settle down soon,xx Speedy

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  13. You know many prayers are sent to you my sweet heart. Love too!

    Get well soon Madi.

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  14. The very first thing I was going to suggest is the organic slippery elm. If you aren't aware of Tanya's CRF website (don't worry it's A LOT more than about CRF) you can read all about IBD there and also more on Slippery Elm. Abby was "diagnosed" with IBD in 2011. I didn't believe it and still don't. But I got the slippery elm and made the syrup and she had it in all of her meals the remainder of her life. I also mixed in a little pumpkin because it's good too for digestive issues. She never had any more problems with that. Both the organic slippery elm and pure organic pumpkin (in a can from your grocer's shelf) are not harmful in any way. I hope dear Madi feels better very soon. ((Hugs))

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  15. We are all sending tons and tons of purrs and prayers to dear Madi, we love you girl.

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  16. Little meals are best right now, we know. Sending all our comforting purrs!

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  17. Oh MDI, we are so sorry that you are sick and not feeling like eating. We hope all that medicine will help you. I bet the Mom was worried about you. We sure send many many purrs and good thoughts to both Madi and the Mom.

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  18. Oh no, sorry to hear you haven't been well darling Madi.
    We hope your poorly tummy feels a lot better after the medicine and baby meals. Dip who has had colitis most of her life says she feels your pain.
    Hugs to you and your mum, there is no point telling her not to worry cos it comes with the job :)
    Dip Elliot and Lynne x

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  19. Madi, we didn't know you were under the weather!! Let's see, can we rule out pregnancy? I mean you were twerking and everything just a short while ago. Oh, wait, now that I think about it you might have already gone through menopause. Sorry, I guess that is not really a pawsible diagnoses for not feeling well. Anywho, we hope you are better since you are demanding food and your mom can relax.

    Your GUY Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. Oh Madi you poor starving girl! I hope your Mom gives you plenty of foods to eat and lots of nice fresh water to drink and also tons of HUGGIES because she loves you like ALL of us do and wants you to feel better!!! OK? OK!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  21. Oh do gets better soon darling Madi, sending you lots of POTP sweetie.
    Lots of luffs and hugs to Mom, please eats I don't wants you to get sickie Mom, take care
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  22. madi...pleez ta ask yur vet bout a B12 injectionz...it helpz jump start yur appa tight with out de uze oh drugz N stuff....

    yur mom had cauz ta worree...

    N we hope by de time ewe reed thiz ewe haz eated 974 pounds oh perch....az all wayz...de manee blessings oh st francis two ewe ♥♥♥

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  23. Dearest MadI, oh my my we are sorry to hear you have not been feeling yourself.
    We do hope the vet visit today will get you back on track and all better real soon
    we will keep all our pug paws crossed for you AND your mom - we know how those mom's worry.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  24. Oh dear Madi, we are very upset to learn that you are below par, a bit green about the gills, at the moment.
    Recent events have taught Gail all about how stressful these hard to diagnose ailments are.
    Well we are sending lots of healing hugs to you both, from our train which will shortly arrive, finally, at Aberdeen after a long and tiresome day of delays en route...
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  25. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well, Madi! Mommas are entitled to worry when skeery things happen to their babies. Just humor her and she'll be back to normal in no time.

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  26. Well now...we here be thinkin that we needs to crank up the POTP machine for both of you....you eat right and get well!

    The Mad Scots

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  27. Oh Madi!! I hope you will feel better soon and your mom will take good care of you. Even when you feel better just milk it for more attention. I probably dont need to tell you this cuz you are the DIVA!!!

    Wags
    Oreo

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  28. Madi, we are so sorry to hear you have been sick! We can understand why your mom is so worried - ours is the same way. But we will be sending lots of purrs and prayers to both you and your mom! We will be awaiting your next update!

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  29. Miss Madi we are crossing our paws tight that you feel better soon. We can't have your momma's belly all tied up in knots either. Let us know if you need help hosting your girls day event tomorrow. Millie can come down and be an assistant hostess for you if you need.

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  30. We are on it! POTP coming your way for both of you. We hope the meds work, Madi so you can be back to your sassy self. (And your Mom can recover.)

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  31. Madi, I am crossing paws and sending my very best POTP and loveys your way. Mommy said a prayer for all of you. We love you so much and I know you will be fine. Please be sure to milk this(excuse the expression) for all you can from Mom. Rest and get well my sweet BFFF!!


    Loveys Sasha

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  32. Poor Madi and her Mom- I will say a prayer for both of you.

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  33. Oh, Madi! We hope you will soon feel much better. Sick kitties are a real worry for their humans. You can't tell us what is wrong :(

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  34. Feel better soon, Madi! It sounds like your Mom is watching you like a hawk to make sure you've got the best care possible.

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  35. Of course, Mom is worried about you, Madi, and we are too. We sure hope all the meds will make your tummy better. We love how you sit on your mat for some food. Eat all those little meals and feel better soon.

    Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  36. Madi we are sending POTP. Get better soon and tell your mommy to take care of herself.

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  37. Crikey Madi ..... you've been crook?? That's no good!! Hope you're feeling a lot better real soon and your poor Momma can stop all that worrying!! POTP to you both from downunder. Oh!! That slippery elm stuff is real good. Mum used it for one of her dogs that had pancreatitis.

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  38. I am sorry you haven't been well Madi and hope you are soon on the road to recovery. I am sending you purrs.

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  39. I'm sending lots of purrs to you, Madi! I hope the latest treatment has you feeling better and better!

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  40. Madi and Cecilia you poor girls..we understand all about that nasty tummy stuffs..i was also going to suggest the slippery elm..seems we all have had a little experience..it is pretty scary when you have a usually healthy baby that becomes sick...and yes we have pill horrors with some here too so get the long lasting antibiotic shot which does a great job..we are all here and understand so any time just give us a holler! we send our POTP to you both and hope all is well at Madi's very soon :) loves Fozziemum xxx

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  41. Moms worry so much about us. They can't help it. We hope the vet is able to help you to become better very quickly! PS: Mom wants you to know that when she has to pill me, Toby, she uses Pill Pockets. I don't like them but she pops them in my mouth anyway. They are a bit oily so they slide down much better than pills alone. We will keep purraying for both of you!

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  42. Oh Madi I KNOW your Mom is a wreck cause I would be too! I am sending prayers for your tummy to get better so that your Mom won't be a wreck and so that you will feel all perky again. I know you will be better soon. I sometimes have to give my tummy a rest too!

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  43. Dear Madi & Mom,
    You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Mom needs to take care of herself so she can take care of Madi. :)
    Hugs& Love to You Both,
    Marie

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  44. HOLY SHOOTIN' POOPIES! GURL! What is goin' on over theres??!! I thinks I need to come overs and take care of you and your Moms til this thingie is under control...nows, I will need a blender for my margaritas...some freeze dried chickens...some sweet potatoes (you can have some too...sometimes it's a change from the pumpkin)...a tunnel..oh, and a bubble machine!! Have you tried bubbles??! They are funs! Your Moms won't mind if we do them in the house, right?! BOL!!!!
    Okays, til I gets there, I want you guys to put your paws up...it IS Girlz Day tomorrows, and you are gettin' the Me-Sages!! BOL and eat something!!
    You both need your strength!!
    Sendin' TONS of POTP and lots of AireZens!!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  45. Oh Madi we are sending you lots of healing vibes for your belly
    Lily & Edward

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  46. MAdi, we had no idea...we hope both you and your Mama get back to 100% real soon!!! Lots of POTP for calm heading your way!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  47. Oh, sweet Madi, we hope you feel better soon! Upset tummies are just no fun, as you know. We hope the medicine and foods cooperate with your tummy and you are a frisky feline in no time!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  48. Oh no, we are so sorry to hear that you have been under the weather Miss Madi. We are sending you masses of POTP and we are going to see if Ruby can maybe rustle up your mom an extra large Margarita.
    Feel better soon.
    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

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  49. Hope Madi feels better soon! It's no fun when a pet isn't well.

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  50. Oh poor Madi!! We are so sorry you're not feeling great! I will send my loudest and bestest megapurrs for you to be better very soon! x0x0x0x0x

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MADI AND Mom
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